Arthur Trinidad deLarios (1919 - 2014)

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deLarios M.D., Arthur Trinidad Arthur Trinidad deLarios, M.D., died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 94, on February 6, 2014 at Presbyterian Village in Dallas, Texas. Art was born in 1919, the 2nd of three brothers and seven sisters, children of John and Virginia deLarios, a union of Irish and Spanish heritage. Art enlisted in the navy at 20, in 1939, assigned as a Medical Corpsman, then volunteered for the submarine service. Stationed aboard the Sub USS Hammerhead, as Chief Pharmacist Mate, he was responsible for the crew's health. He met his future bride, Laurel Brigham, at a USO dance, while attached to a Naval Hospital on Long Island, New York. They married in New York in January, 1944. After six years of Military Service, Art pursued his lifelong passion. He enrolled in Baylor University as a pre-med student and graduated from Southwestern Medical School in 1952, then joined an established family medicine practice. Six years and four sons later, he started his own practice. In 1974, Art's oldest son, Michael, joined the practice as partner and they worked together until Michael's death in 2001. Known as "The Dancing Doc", Art and Laurel were the very best on the dance floor. Art taught his four granddaughters to dance. Thousands of patients, spanning over five decades, simply called him "Dr. D." He retired, at age 84, in 2003. Art was on staff at Baylor Hospital, and other prominent hospitals in Dallas. Art was devoted to the families he treated; he made house calls to patients, delivered babies and was a skilled surgeon. Talking with Dr. D made you feel better, no matter the problem. As an accomplished golfer, Art was a member and President of Preston Trail Golf Club. He taught his sons to play and love golf. They played together whenever they could; never missing the Father/Son Tournaments. Art is preceded in death by his oldest son, Michael deLarios, M.D. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurel deLarios, and sons: Gary and wife Cassandra; Patrick and wife Suzanne; David and wife Linda; and Patty, widow of Michael The adoring grandchildren: Stacey, Steven, Christian, Lisa, Hudson, Alicia, Emily & husband Joe, and great-grandson, Ian. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Presbyterian Village North for their loving care. Donations may be made to the Southwestern Medical School or the . All are welcome to join family and friends to celebrate Art's very wonderful life. The memorial service will be held on February 22, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Restland Memorial Chapel, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 19, 2014
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